Master of Teaching

Prepare to become a school teacher

Complete coursework for Virginia teacher licensure

Prepare yourself to earn a Virginia teaching license by earning a Master of Teaching degree at the University of Richmond.

Take coursework toward Virginia licensure — and a master’s degree.

Our Master of Teaching program prepares graduates to earn a teaching license from the Virginia Department of Education and teach students at elementary, middle and secondary levels. In addition to rigorous coursework, all students complete a student teaching experience in a local school division.

And earning a master’s degree qualifies you for any local school division pay increases that may be offered.

Apply your passion for teaching.

Prepare to teach across disciplines in elementary school, or apply your undergraduate major and experience toward teaching specific subjects in middle or secondary contexts. We offer teaching certification prep coursework in three areas:

  • Elementary (preK-6)
  • Secondary (grades 6-12 in English, history, social sciences & science)
  • Comprehensive (preK-12 in languages and visual & theater arts)

A valuable asset to local schools.

Central Virginia school divisions recognize the quality of teachers who complete our degrees, demonstrated by the consistent naming of several of our graduates as division-level teachers and first-year teachers of the year.

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Your program on your terms.

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of prospective teachers and working professionals. Classes are scheduled in the evenings and during summers on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. And we support part-time and full-time study in our schedules.

Sought-after graduates.

mortarboard iconGraduates of the University of Richmond’s graduate education program are sought after as teachers and leaders in regional school divisions. Earning a Master of Teaching degree prepares you for the challenges and rewards of being an educator in Virginia. Our graduates are consistently named building- and division-level teachers of the year in local school divisions.

For less than expected.

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small class size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. Our graduate tuition rate is $721/semester hour.* Scholarships are available — and can even help during your student teaching experience — and our programs qualify for financial aid.

*2023-24 graduate tuition rate. Review annual cost of attendance (COA) for SPCS degree-seeking students.